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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gloucestershire

Our Gloucestershire solicitor has uncovered a difference between the assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is in the conveyancing documents. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to check that the bank is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my lawyer’s course or action correct?

Your lawyer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for you.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Gloucestershire. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Now that you are legally committed yourself to purchase you now have to retain a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are facing a tight a drop dead date to complete the property. Every auction property should have a bespoke auction pack. This will likely include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the legal pack should provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to a leasehold property. You need to give this to the solicitor instructed by you at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that your finances are organised to complete on the on the contractual date .

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Santander. I assume I don't need a Gloucestershire conveyancer on the Santander panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Santander mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Santander mortgage from the register. Santander, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Santander has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Santander has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Santander mortgage has been paid off.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Yorkshire BS are being a right pain. The Gloucestershire solicitor who is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel is recommending indemnity insurance as a solution but Yorkshire BS are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Yorkshire BS have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Yorkshire BS have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Yorkshire BS may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I require quick conveyancing in Gloucestershire as I am under pressure to exchange contracts in less than 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free buyer you are at free not to do searches although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Gloucestershire the following are examples of issues that can crop up and adversely impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

four months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Gloucestershire concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build flat in Gloucestershire. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Gloucestershire

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

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